Metallic makeup has come a long way, and feels like its still having a moment as of late. You guys are always asking me what I think the future holds for makeup formulations and finishes, and I think shimmer and metallic finishes are something brand are really experimenting with. If truth be told I’ve always favoured pearl finishes over metallics or shimmers but have recently found myself reaching more and more for more metallics ranging from subtle to intense in finish. I thought I’d use this post to let you know a few of those key pieces I’m really enjoying, some older some new and show you an editorial I did recently using some of those finishes.
For a hint of glow on the eyelids, and entry level metallic if you will, Glossier Lidstar makes a wash of shimmer on the eyelids very wearable. It’s a really nice take on shimmers with a modern wash of colour, like a tint for the eyes for a subtle sparkle that still feels grown up and sophisticated. I love the formula of these, they look like a cream on the lid and start as a liquid, but then set in place and don’t budge. I love that these can be layered, both with other shades in the line and other brands in general, both powders and creams. A very versatile product that stays put.
These are my latest obsession, I could sit and look at them all day long. Imagine the finest of glitter particles smashed into a thousand pieces and then you get some where close to what the texture of these pressed shadows really is. Another dry powder that mimimc a wet look on the eye thanks to the intense yet finely milled glitter particles. These also layer beautifully and can be used wet or dry. I think the beauty of these is that they are also pretty easy to apply with finger tips if you’re in a hurry, and they are one of those products that instantly transform the eyes.
These little pots of goodness are like little molten eye polishes. The most beautiful of foil finishes that feel like a slightly creamier pigment than the bodyography ones. You can expect a lot of flexibility again with the intensity in these, swipe over for a wash of molten metallic or real pack it on for an intense veil of colour. These can be a little messy but they are worth it, the gold in this set is just breathtaking.
It’s not often I get excited by lipgloss, especially ones with metallics in, yet the latest lipgloss launch from urban Decay is just beautiful. They look great on their own but also add a lot of dimension to other lip colours too when layered. They have a very etherial take on metallics that feels really modern, and a lot of duo chrome finishes with complimentary colours.
I’ve talked about these so much, and when it comes to makeup that packs a punch, without costing you and arm and a leg, colour pop is where its at. The Supershock formula is a bouncy creamy powder that sets completely dry on the lid. They feel light and cooling and blend beautifully into other shade and other textures with ease. Since living in the US ColourPop has to be one of my favourite affordable brands that I’m so very grateful to have easily at my disposal now I live here. Let me know your go to metallic products?
Photos By Drew Blackwell, Makeup By Me, Hair Bekah Lesser, Styling Jerrold Blackwell, Model Madison Tabeek